Dear Constellation Community,

This past week has been one for the books! We’ve been out on the ground attending and speaking at events in Santa Monica and San Francisco, California, Portland, Oregon, and even New Mexico! Meanwhile, our Engineering team has been hard at work building. Read on for an overview of what’s gone on, and what’s coming up!

Engineering Update

  • Updated and tested facilitator selections in new streaming flow
  • V2 skeleton cluster migration finished
  • Fixed memory issues in checkpoint combiner
  • Updated download functionality to V2
  • Prototype for conflict resolution functions
  • Improvements / refactoring for data resolver
  • Implemented simple snapshots for tip merge validation
  • Prototype for tip consistency validator
  • Refactored database methods to use typed actors
  • Added new tests for nodes joining cluster

Event Round-Up

Between SF Blockchain Week going on in San Francisco and Block-Con happening in Santa Monica, as well as a panel in Portland, OR, this past week has been an exciting one on the West Coast for the Constellation Team.

To start things off, COO Ben spoke at a Blockchain Brunch Panel in San Francisco last weekend featuring a spirited, audience-led panel chat.

On Tuesday, the Constellation team in LA attended the Block-Con Beach Crawl which kicked off a series of Block-Con events throughout the week.

Meanwhile in Portland, OR, Constellation VP of Business Development, Benjamin Diggles spoke on a panel titled “FinTech Product Innovation and the Intersection with Blockchain” hosted by Sila. Other panelists also included Shamir Karkal, founder and CEO of Sila, Christian Maynard-Phillip, COO of Third Party Technologies, and Isaiah Steinfeld, Entrepreneur in Residence at Nike.

On Friday, Zac (Head of Marketing) was back at Block-Con speaking on the future of Distributed Ledger Technologies. It was a great turn-out, and we’ll share a video of the presentation in the coming weeks.

Also on Friday, Benjamin Diggles was back at it in New Mexico where he attended MOBI’s Colloquium. The event aimed to promote and advance standards and accelerate adoption of blockchain, distributed ledger, and related technologies. If you’d like to watch the event, it’s available for viewing on MOBI’s Facebook page.

The team will be wrapping up the week at Blockchain Week SF Friday afternoon with a panel discussing DAG.

Upcoming Events


LA MeetUp w/ Element Group, October 18, Santa Monica, California

Constellation Labs and Element Group invite you for an evening of networking and drinks. We’ll start with brief 20-minute presentations from Ben Jorgensen (COO, Constellation Labs) and Stan Miroshnik (CEO, Element Group). In their respective presentations, Ben and Stan will outline key technologies their firms are currently building and how they fit into the future of the blockchain sector.

World Crypto Con, October 31-Nov 2, Las Vegas, Nevada

Scale by the Bay, November 15-17, San Francisco, California


Recent Press

Zac’s (Head of Marketing) commentary  on marketing and hiring for the blockchain startup space was featured in DMN this week – The Missing Link In Blockchain? Building The Right Team.


Until next week,


The Constellation Team


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